Go Back
+ servings
khara avalakki
Print Pin
5 from 4 votes

khara avalakki recipe | karnataka style poha recipe

khara avalakki recipe | karnataka style poha recipe
Course Breakfast, snacks
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2 Servings


  • 2 cups thick avalakki / poha / beaten rice
  • fistful of groundnuts / peanuts
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp sugar or as required
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • few coriander leaves chopped

for tempering:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • pinch of hing / asafetida
  • 4-5 curry leaves


  • soak 2 cups of avalakki / poha in water for about 5 minutes or till they turn soft yet retain their shape. drain them and make sure the pohas are easily smashed when you press it.
  • heat oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, jeera and hing. allow them to crackle. also add curry leaves at this stage. ( i dint have curry leaves so i skipped it)
  • add peanuts in the pan and fry till they become crunchy.
  • now add chopped onions, chilli and ginger. stir fry till the onions sweat.
  • add turmeric powder, salt, sugar and saute for a few seconds.
  • now add soaked-drained avalakki (poha) and stir on a low flame. cover and cook for 1-2 minutes on very low flame.
  • sprinkle some lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.
  • serve khara poha / khara avalakki hot with curd and mixture along with masala tea.